Monday, February 28, 2011

Blog Guelph: in flight!

in flight!, originally uploaded by NaturesEssence.

Our shortest month is winding down as we March toward spring, spring, spring!! Farewell frosty February. Thanks for all the fun.

I've just finished a wonderful 6 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Barbara Wilkinson right here in good old Guelph. If you're feeling out of control with your life's course and speed, I'd highly recommend you consider joining Barbara for her next session in May. If you're convinced that you don't have time, ponder this. Regular meditation helps slow down all our frenzied thinking - which in turn allows for deep relaxation, which energizes the mind and body and make it much easier to handle daily stress and see your options more clearly. It's hard work that pays off in spades. A calm mind is a content mind.

Lot's of cool photos for you to consider today. Happy Monday to you.

May you stay dry and soaker free.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Chilly Church

, originally uploaded by Jay Morrison.

Blog Guelph: Speed River Island

Speed River, originally uploaded by snap1styl.

Blog Guelph: Cowboy's Guelph

, originally uploaded by Jay Morrison.

Blog Guelph: Sumach

Sumach, originally uploaded by felixtrio.

Blog Guelph: Restrained Shadow Side

Fences 02, originally uploaded by rubberschmuckie.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Blog Guelph: I Love Art

I Love Art, originally uploaded by felixtrio.

Art - Art - Art - how I love Art.

Here's some stuff to consider adding to your end of winter dance card. All three events are likely to sell out so snooze and you will loose - or snooze and get caught up with your sleep - your choice.

This Saturday Night: Shannon Kingsbury Band and the Billie Hollies @ Carden Street Cafe.

Next Saturday Night: Jeff Bird and Sue Smith @ Water Street House Concerts.

Also next Saturday eve: GUELPH CHAMBER CHOIR'S "SONGFEST 2011: FOLK & FAMILY" CONCERT: The Guelph Chamber Choir is joined by award-winning Canadian folk artists: James Gordon and Tannis Slimmon; along with the Centre Wellington Singers, Harcourt Memorial United Church Choir, John F. Ross C.V.I. Concert Choir and The Rainbow Chorus of Waterloo-Wellington.

May your weekend be filled with song and sunshine. Please enjoy the photo selection and click, click, click to see more, more, more! So many purdy pictures.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: G-Daddy

100 Strangers #17 G-Daddy, originally uploaded by claygrl.

Blog Guelph: Fantasy

Fantasy, originally uploaded by slightly.daft.

Blog Guelph: Town Bike

Town Bike, originally uploaded by claygrl.

Blog Guelph: Hello Yellow

, originally uploaded by cassidy chambers photography.

Blog Guelph: Notice

Notice, originally uploaded by slightly.daft.

Blog Guelph: St. Patrick's Ward

St. Patrick's Ward, originally uploaded by D J England.

Blog Guelph: The Winter Weary

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Blog Guelph: Kissing bridge

Kissing bridge, originally uploaded by vaneramos.

Good Morning!
I could really use a few more hours of sleep, and I wish I could crawl under the covers until even 9, but it's not going to happen. Sigh.

I hope you've all had plenty of sleep! Enjoy your day!
I'll leave you with a great new song by Adele. What a voice to go along with these photos from around Guelph. Check them out!


Blog Guelph: snow

, originally uploaded by Dogleash.

Blog Guelph: Riverside Park Graffiti

Riverside Park Graffiti, originally uploaded by Violet Brown.

Blog Guelph: Room with a view

Room with a view, originally uploaded by vaneramos.

Blog Guelph: January Flower

January Flower , originally uploaded by Violet Brown.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Blog Guelph: Signs of spring

Signs of spring 2, originally uploaded by rubberschmuckie.

Signs of Spring! I think that will be my motto today!
Of course it's too early, but my eyes were playing tricks on me yesterday when I saw dandelion leaves and thought I saw a yellow flower. I am a little conflicted though. I've really enjoyed winter and I still haven't snowshoed with Paula, and there ought to be another game or two of hockey with my friend's kids. But Spring, is such a great season. It's fresh and new, and hopeful.
So, I think I'll take the title of this first photo and run with it today!
Don't forget to click on the photos to check out the rest of the photographer's flickr stream!


Blog Guelph: squirrel nest

Cold squirrel nest, originally uploaded by crisscrossgirl.

Blog Guelph: The river today... It's blue, not white. Yay!

Blog Guelph: February afternoon

February afternoon, originally uploaded by vaneramos.

Blog Guelph: winter puddles

Blog Guelph: Winter wreath

Winter wreath, originally uploaded by rubberschmuckie.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Blog Guelph: leaf

, originally uploaded by dickie pea.

Good Morning!
The sun is shining, but you just know it's going to be cold out there. Wednesday, I see is going to be warmer. I think I'll wait to take my cameras out then!

I hope you take a look at the photos today. It's a little celebration for film! :)

Enjoy your day!

Blog Guelph: Nothing Here But Time

Nothing Here But Time, originally uploaded by changing_hue.

Blog Guelph: light

, originally uploaded by PaulaRussell.

Blog Guelph: light

, originally uploaded by dickie pea.

Blog Guelph: Zapatista

Zapatista, originally uploaded by cool-baby.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Blog Guelph: Snow carpet

Snow carpet, originally uploaded by crisscrossgirl.

Going, going, goneish!!

Yes we have a big melt going on right now with a bit of an Aruba type day shaping up out there. Get out while you can - with freezing temperatures this evening it will be slippery again tomorrow.

Have a dandy weekend.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Ice under water.

Ice under water., originally uploaded by rubberschmuckie.

Blog Guelph: Waiting....

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: Pine Needles

Pine Needles, originally uploaded by rubberschmuckie.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Blog Guelph: light

, originally uploaded by dickie pea.

Good Morning!

Yesterday, on my day off, I wandered downtown. I needed black quinoa for a breakfast recipe I wanted to try, and I needed almond milk. Of course I had to pop into The WIld Rose, and decided not on Meow and Chat Noir, and Macondo. They are all such great stores, but my bag was getting heavy, and my camera bag didn't help.
Anyway, walking back up Wyndham I passed On the Verge. When my niece is around, it is required stopping, but I walked by, only to stop in my tracks. There is a window display of head massagers. Years ago these were big! I wanted one, and now was the time.
It's great!

Don't forget to click on the photos! I love the mix today!

Have a fun day!


Blog Guelph: Midnight sky

Midnight sky, originally uploaded by rubberschmuckie.

Blog Guelph: Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning, originally uploaded by ►chris◄.

Blog Guelph: Exhibition park

Exhibition park, originally uploaded by tdj_dabei.

Blog Guelph: Feb. 16th Sunset

Feb. 16th Sunset, originally uploaded by rubberschmuckie.

Blog Guelph: Ghost Party

Ghost Party, originally uploaded by Dogleash.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Blog Guelph: winter's teeth

winter's teeth, originally uploaded by J. Saper.

Good Morning!
The weather forecast says it's going up to 2 today! It's going to feel positively balmy!

Today's photos are all ice related. (Doesn't this first photo look a concrete arch bridge in an ice storm) It's what we're going to see dripping all over town today. I've been itching to walk up people's driveways to take a photo of their trees laden with ice from the overhead roof runoffs.

Enjoy your day, and watch your step!

Blog Guelph: Ice grows on trees.

Ice grows on trees., originally uploaded by rubberschmuckie.

Blog Guelph: Ice

0111 011, originally uploaded by rubberschmuckie.

Blog Guelph: Winter Fountain

Winter Fountain, originally uploaded by felixtrio.

Blog Guelph: Ice Fishing on Guelph Lake

Ice Fishing on Guelph Lake, originally uploaded by E_Ruth.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Blog Guelph: Brownie Hawkeye Car

Brownie Hawkeye Car, originally uploaded by cool-baby.

Good morning!
It's been a little while since I've been here in this space. I've been treking through snow and skating on ice, and really enjoying winter. It's been a fun season. I'd really like a do over.

How about you? How are you?

Today I thought I would post a mostly black and white group of photos. (Isn't Bandit the best?!) Click on the photos and you'll be brought to each photographer's flickr stream.

I'll leave you with a song I've been listening to on repeat on my ipod. It's happy and fun and I'm not sick of it yet. The official video is great fun too!

Have a great day!


Blog Guelph: pail

, originally uploaded by PaulaRussell.

Blog Guelph: snow

, originally uploaded by NaturesEssence.

Blog Guelph: Great day for a walk! ... the river today.

Blog Guelph: Bandit

Bandit, originally uploaded by Dogleash.

For more great Guelph photos, try these links:

Downtown Guelph, University of Guelph, The Guelph Hillside Festival or The Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

On the other hand, you may be curious about what the City of Guelph looked like last October or maybe Spring.

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